Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jobs tenuous for 100s of SIU instructors - Sarah Halasz Graham, the Southern

Illinois’s budget woes are about to hit close to home for hundreds of Southern Illinois University faculty and teaching staff. Over the next few days, college deans will be sending notice to most of the university’s more than 1,800 term faculty and graduate assistants that they might not have a job next year. Some faculty members already have received the news. The move comes on the brink of a May 1 deadline, stipulated in employment contracts, that requires the university to inform non-tenured teachers and graduate workers whether their contracts will be renewed.

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